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The Los Angeles Lakers have been stumbling this season, but their fan base has been as strong as ever. They're one of the most popular franchises in the league and it doesn't seem often the feel like the're at an "away" game this season.
Their star Kobe Bryant has been heard getting MVP chants when they're away from the Staples enter in some venues. Well, except in two anyway. Lakers forward Antawn Jamison commented on which two away floors actually feel like away games.
Antawn Jamison tells @ESPNLA710 that the only 2 road games he didn't feel the Lakers had the crowd behind them were OKC and San Antonio (@mcten)
It seems San Antonio Spurs fans still have a sense of rivalry against the Lakers and it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.
Even thought the likes of Shaquille O'Neal and Derek Fisher aren't faces in gold and purple anymore, Bryant is still one of the many reasons why Spurs fans' blood seems to boil. Bryant has won five NBA championships during his career with the Lakers, two of them after the team made a controversial trade for forward/center Pau Gasol in 2007.
This event has been questioned by Spurs fans and others alike and has added to the hate they have toward Los Angeles. The Lakers are barely hanging around the eighth spot in the Western Conference so far, an event that didn't look likely with the talent they have this season.
This underachieving hasn't made the fire against them in San Antonio burn less, especially when it looks like there may be a first round matchup between the two teams. The good news for the silver and black squad is that it looks Spurs fans are firmly behind their team when the Lakers come to town.
It's great news especially when they may be returning after the season is finished depending on the standings.
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Injuries have been a constant theme for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. The team learned Wednesday that it lost one of it's most durable players. Metta World Peace, who injured his left knee in Monday night's game against the Warriors,
Phil Jackson is taking his talents to Twitter, according to fiancee and Los Angeles Lakers executive VP, Jeanie Buss. Although the Zen Master has yet to send out a tweet, he already has more than 30,000 followers.
Please welcome Phil Jackson to twitter @philjackson11 Jeanie Buss (@JeanieBuss) March 27, 2013
One of the greatest coaches in NBA history, Jackson's profile reads...
I’ll be honest. At 34 years of age, I thought the number of monster dunks we saw from Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant would be down to a minimum. Realistically, 17 years in the league and over 40,000 minutes on his legs, I just didn’t think it would he would be able to consistently still rise over defenders and finish with authority at the rim.
I couldn’t have been more...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace will have surgery on a torn meniscus in his left knee and miss the next six weeks.
The Lakers announced the timeline on Wednesday. World Peace is scheduled to have surgery Thursday and he won't be ready when the playoffs begin next month, if the Lakers reach the postseason.
They are in eighth place in the West...
MINNEAPOLIS The basketball is in Steve Nash's hands, then quickly tossed away.
The ball is a rebound that no longer matters.
Ricky Rubio's hands are on his head. The clock rests at zero. He doesn't know where to walk or to look.
Jason Phillips, a referee, is answering the Timberwolves point guard: "No. Okay, alright."
But that was all. No redo, no replay...
Kobe Bryant looks just fine at playing small forward.
Bryant had 31 points and seven assists in his first game there filling in for the injured Metta World Peace to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 120-117 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night, their 22nd straight win over the Timberwolves.
Dwight Howard had 25 points, 16 rebounds, five blocks and five steals, and Pau Gasol...
Coach Mike D'Antoni didn't go ballistic after this game, but the Lakers certainly imploded during a 109-103 loss Monday night at Oracle Arena.
As teams try to build momentum and magnetism heading into the playoffs, the Lakers showed neither while losing a third consecutive game.
Not that they seemed especially worried about that.
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The Los Angeles Lakers are struggling again. They're struggling to find wins, and they're struggling with injuries. Metta World Peace is the latest Laker to battle an injury at an inopportune time. He had to leave the Lakers' loss to the Golden State Warriors last night with knee pain.According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, MWP felt soreness in the back...
MINNEAPOLIS The Lakers will play without Metta World Peace Wednesday night and for the rest of the season. The team announced earlier that day that the small forward will miss at least six weeks in order to undergo surgery on a torn meniscus in his left knee, leaving the Lakers' roster again in flux.
In the short term, the injury will help the Timberwolves, who will not face...
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The Lakers have 11 games remaining on their regular season schedule.
Stars get the calls, apparently even on the road.